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Sunday, October 2, 2016

ACADEMICS: Summer Reading Celebration Day Recap

Ridge View held its 9th Annual Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 28th. Our students enjoyed some interesting activities in their book groups. Some of the highlights include:

  • Mike Genova of Mike Genova Family Karate teaching self-defense, and a presentation by the Richland County Sheriff's Department about Human Trafficking to the group that read Sharon Draper's Panic.
  • Electroshock therapy experiment involving electrocuting a pickle in the book group for Madeleine Roux's Asylum.
  • A paranormal investigator guest speaker visited the group who read The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.
  • Blazer boys basketball coach Yerrick Stoneman sharing personal video highlights of when he was an assistant coach at Oak Hill Academy taking on Lebron James in the group that read Shooting Stars by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger.
  • Basic medical care simulation in the post-apocalyptic world sans-medicine in the group reading Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.
  • A basketball obstacle course simulation by the group that read True Legend by Mike Lupica.
  • Carroll Baker, guest speaker from FCA South Carolina spoke to the group that read Woodlawn by Todd Gerelds.
  • A Star Wars video was produced by the group that read Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig.
  • Students made digital posters for The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde.
  • A Celebration of Success Carnival with food, inflatables, dancing and other activities to close out the day. 

We hope that all of our students had a wonderful day and are even more motivated to read. Next years' Summer Reading Celebration Day is tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2017.